Alumni and Friends

Once a Marlin, Always a Marlin.

It is an exciting time to be an alumnus of Virginia Wesleyan University. The Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council has worked hard to develop a strategic plan to involve all alumni in the life of the University. Whether it's through recruiting, interacting with current students, attending events, or giving to your favorite VWU program, we encourage you to become involved. There are no annual membership dues.

ALL graduates of the University are part of our Alumni community.

The Adirondack chair has become a staple around campus as a symbol of welcome and comfort, and we want you to know there is always a chair waiting for you!

Upcoming Alumni Events

Wesleyan Wednesday Grad Edition


August 7, 2024

Homecoming - Alumni and Family Weekend

Founders Day

September 5, 2024

Homecoming - Alumni and Family Weekend


October 4-6, 2024

Homecoming - Alumni and Family Weekend

Athletic Hall of Fame

October 5, 2024

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Latest Class Notes

Rachel Koelliker Vanek ‘80 retired in 2022 after 30 years in the medical ICU as an acute care nurse practitioner at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She loved the work and her work family and patients, but the time was right to retire. Rachel enjoys life spending more time with husband Derek, their 5 grandchildren, and extended family. Rachel and Derek enjoy trail riding and camping with their horses, hiking, kayaking and spending the last 2 winters in central Florida. Rachel took up playing the mountain dulcimer and has joined an old time string band. Rachel connects with a few VWC classmates on a regular basis and hopes to make Homecoming this fall.

Ken Barber '98  has been promoted to Operations Site Manager in support of a contract team supporting the United State Air Force cyber, training and flight operations. Ken recently celebrated his twelve year anniversary as an Associate Professor at University of Maryland, Global Campus teaching public safety, critical response and homeland security policies.

Kenneth Clark ‘86 recently rejoined the Board of Directors of the James Madison Memorial Foundation which owns and operates the James Madison Museum of Orange County History in Orange, Virginia. Ken is a former President of the Board as well.

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Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

The Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council bestows the alumni awards to graduates of the University in recognition of outstanding professional and/or personal accomplishments in any field of endeavor.

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Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

The VWU Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who, by outstanding achievement in athletics, by service to athletics, or through significant contributions to athletics, have made lasting contributions to VWU's intercollegiate athletic program.

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Alumni Spotlight

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Libby Hipple is currently in her fourth year of teaching high school science.  A chemistry major who graduated from Virginia Wesleyan in 2019, Hipple continued her education at Virginia Tech, earning...

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